Hoegaarden type kit

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davew
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Hoegaarden type kit

Post by davew » Wed Jul 02, 2014 10:56 pm

Is there a kit available like Hoegaarden. I had a pint on Saturday night in The Bell, Nottingham and really enjoyed it.
Fermenting: Wilkos Cider
Drinking: Wilkos Hoppy Copper (very nice)

tteknulp

Re: Hoegaarden type kit

Post by tteknulp » Wed Jul 02, 2014 11:18 pm

not really in a kit as such its mostly on the wheat type, so a wheat beer kit with a crushed coriander seed addition ,curraco orange and a good wit yeast wlp400 ferment with honey instead of sugar is how i brew it , not as cloudy compared to hoegarrden but still very refreshing for summer.

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Re: Hoegaarden type kit

Post by davew » Thu Jul 03, 2014 12:18 am

What wheat beer kit do you recommend as a starter?
Fermenting: Wilkos Cider
Drinking: Wilkos Hoppy Copper (very nice)

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Re: Hoegaarden type kit

Post by Jambo » Thu Jul 03, 2014 8:52 am

Davew, I spent a while between kits and all grain doing Brupak's Brewers Choice extract kits. They have a wheat one and it is excellent. If you pimped it up as mentioned by tteknulp above you might get it even closer to Hoegaarden.

octoscott

Re: Hoegaarden type kit

Post by octoscott » Thu Jul 03, 2014 9:42 am

If you are doing AG, then bash this one up. It's incredibly easy! Even in a smaller batch based on your kettle size, this will turn out fantastic.

Recipe Specs
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Batch Size (L): 23.0
Total Grain (kg): 5.000
Total Hops (g): 60.00
Original Gravity (OG): 1.048 (°P): 11.9
Final Gravity (FG): 1.012 (°P): 3.1
Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 4.72 %
Colour (SRM): 3.4 (EBC): 6.7
Bitterness (IBU): 18.7 (Average)
Brewhouse Efficiency (%): 70
Boil Time (Minutes): 60

Grain Bill
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2.500 kg Pilsner (50%)
2.500 kg Wheat Malt (50%)

Hop Bill
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40.0 g Hersbrucker Pellet (2.8% Alpha) @ 60 Minutes (Boil) (1.7 g/L)
20.0 g Hersbrucker Pellet (2.8% Alpha) @ 30 Minutes (Boil) (0.9 g/L)

Misc Bill
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40.0 g Coriander Seed @ 15 Minutes (Boil)
10.0 g Irish Moss @ 15 Minutes (Boil)
40.0 g Curacao orange @ 15 Minutes (Boil)
5.0g cracked black pepper @ 15 Minutes (Boil)

Single step Infusion at 154°F for 60 Minutes.
Fermented at 70°F with Mangrove Jacks M27 Belgian Ale Yeast

tteknulp

Re: Hoegaarden type kit

Post by tteknulp » Thu Jul 03, 2014 9:02 pm

davew wrote:What wheat beer kit do you recommend as a starter?

The muntons conssisuer one or the coopers wheat is fine , you can put corriander seeds in microwave for a minute or so cracks them open and helps release flavour etc... then add to boil.

i do my hogarrden/blue moon from lme + dme , honey now easier to control flavour. and cheaper aswell.

neilmcca

Re: Hoegaarden type kit

Post by neilmcca » Mon Jul 07, 2014 9:21 pm

I fancy trying Brewferm Tarwebier at some point,
But Mr Monkeybrew thinks they need tweaking :D viewtopic.php?f=4&t=49556
Hoegaarden is a lovely pint,
i've never tried a Brewferm kit, they are notorious for taking ages to reach their peak which puts me off.

AlbionOakley

Re: Hoegaarden type kit

Post by AlbionOakley » Tue Jul 08, 2014 6:12 am

This all sounds yum! As a beginner with a brubox, I have noticed that the brupaks beers of the world range contains a Belgian whit. No idea what it is like but might be worth looking at

mickstanger

Re: Hoegaarden type kit

Post by mickstanger » Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:16 pm

Hi, new to this forum. got a few BIAB AG brews under my belt and was looking for a hoegaardenish recipe. It all looks fairly straightforward but just wanted to clarify what "brew length" means in the recipes. Is it volume into fermenter?

TIA Mick

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